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9 Day | Primates and Plains Safari to Uganda

Country Uganda
Theme Active - Strenuous
Time of Year January - December | High Season: Jan-Mar / Jun-Oct / Dec | Savings Season: Apr-May / Nov
Budget From $7,495
Duration 9 Days

Itinerary Description

Uganda is a country that is still unspoiled by tourism and where you explore the forested areas for chimpanzees and Mountain gorillas. You drive from park to park with an expert naturalist guide. Accommodations are in rustic style lodges and permanent tented camp each with en suite facilities. Your adventure includes 2 chimp treks in Kibale and 2 gorilla treks in Bwindi.

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01

Entebbe

On arrival in Entebbe you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Protea Hotel Entebbe.

Day 02

Kibale Forest National Park

Depart this morning with your guide and vehicle and drive to Kibale Forest (7 hours) with lunch en route. You will pass through Fort Portal, forest and tea plantations. Continue to your lodge, arriving late in the day. 2 nights Ndali Lodge or Kyaninga Lodge.

Day 03

Kibale Forest National Park

An early start to meet your guide and enter the forest in search of chimpanzees and ten other primate species including red colobus monkey, blues, red tails and grey-cheeked mangabey. Continue on a second chimp walk this afternoon.

Day 04

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (3-4 hours) following the Ruwenzori Mountain Range. Take an afternoon game drive on the way to your lodge. 2 nights Mweya Lodge or Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Day 05

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning shared game drive with a lion researcher through the Kasenyi area of the park. The game drive is approximately 3-4 hours as the researcher explains in detail the current research occurring in the park including conservation and breeding activities. Return to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon you will board the launch for a private cruise on Kazinga Channel.

Day 06

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Depart this morning for a game drive through the Ishasha Area, which is famous for tree climbing lions. Continue to Bwindi arriving late this afternoon. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is an unremitting belt of montane forest that is the home to mountain gorillas and other rare primates (approx 5-6 hour drive, not including game viewing). 3 nights Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Lodge or Gorilla Forest Camp.

Day 07

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

This morning you will depart on your first gorilla trek taking a picnic lunch with you. Your trek begins as your guide looks for nests used by the gorillas the night before and then follow their signs (usually 1-2 hours). Once you find them you strictly spend one hour watching and photographing. After lunch you walk back down to Park base (2-3 hours). You should be back at camp by 4:00pm. Time permitting, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest optional activities are available after gorilla trekking.

Day 08

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

This morning you will depart on your second gorilla trek.

Day 09

Bwindi/Entebbe

This morning you will have breakfast in camp. Transfer to the airstrip for your scheduled charter flight to Entebbe. Transfer to your hotel where a dayroom has been reserved for you. Freshen up before transferring to the airport for your onward travel (to be determined). Dayroom: Protea Hotel Entebbe

Safari Pricing Details

2022 Land Arrangements - Based on Buhoma Lodge

Surcharges apply for Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Bwindi Lodge & Gorilla Forest Camp. 2021 Land Arrangements - Please Request

Jan - Mar / Jun - Oct / Dec

per person sharing 2 pax

From $7,850

per person sharing 3 pax

From $7,195

per person sharing 4 pax

From $6,875

per person sharing 5-6 pax

From $6,675

Apr - May / Nov

per person sharing 2 pax

From $7,495

per person sharing 3 pax

From $6,895

per person sharing 4 pax

From $6,595

per person sharing 5-6 pax

From $6,450

2021 Land Arrangements - Please Request

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Industry Leaders in Customizable Safaris

The Africa Adventure Company was one of the first boutique travel agencies to offer customizable Africa travel itineraries. Together we can create a trip that includes the experiences and destinations most important to you, your family, or your group.

Value-Added
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Many travelers expect private and independent safaris to be unaffordable, but our clients are delighted to discover they do not have to join a group of strangers in order to experience a customized safari adventure.

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Safety-Focused

We work with people who will take care of you. Our guides, travel consultants, and tour operators understand the complicated and complex nature of travel in Africa and have decades of experience to ensure your safety at every leg of your trip.

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